A Magistrate Court sitting in Oke Eda, Akure, Ondo State on Thursday ordered that a police inspector, Anthony Nwadike be remanded in prison custody for the alleged killing of a commercial motorcycle rider popularly called, okada.
The accused was said to have committed the offence on Sunday at Omifon community in Odigbo Local Government Area of Ondo State.
It was gathered that the deceased, Sunday Joseph and two other persons were shot by the inspector over an argument that ensued over a fifty naira bribe.
The trio who were said to be on the motorcycle, met the accused person and some other policemen at a police check-point, along the popular Benin-Ore expressway.
According to a source, the inspector threw a big stick on the road, forcing the deceased on the motorcycle and his passengers to fall.
After the fall, an argument ensued which to the shooting of the three people by the inspector. The deceased was said to have died on the spot while the two other victims were still in critical condition at the hospital.
The accused person pleaded not guilty to the offence but his plea was no taken.
In his ruling, Magistrate; V. Bob-Manuel, ordered that the accused person be remanded in Olokuta Prison and adjourned the case till October 12, 2016.
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